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“Worth the trip” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Diamond Head

Diamond Head
Diamond Head Road at 18th Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
808-587-0300
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Small Group
$32*
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Diamond Head Crater Small Group Adventure
Ranked #5 of 263 things to do in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Wind-surfing, Hiking
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A dormant volcano crater.
Elkhart, Kansas
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“Worth the trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Okay as the thorough travel planner I had read a tripadvisor blog from someone who said they walked from their Waikiki hotel to Diamond Head and then to the top and back to hotel. So I thought we would do the same. Haha. Yes when we were told it's not too far by the hotel staff they were also, well.....lying! It is a long, hot, and on very busy streets kind of walk. So when a taxi pulled up after a mile or two from our hotel and offered us a ride, we happily accepted. So glad we did because we still had a long way to go. Anyway, it cost a dollar to hike to the top of DH. There are restrooms at the bottom of the hill and water available to buy. (Don't forget the water.) We hiked without stopping to the top, passing some older, less physically fit folks, and silly young gals who were wearing heels and flip flops. This is physical exercise--not an afternoon shopping so dress appropriately. The views were awesome and made it worth the journey. The run down the hill in a race with my kids was also the best exercise I've had in a long time. My calf muscles were thanking me for the next two days.

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“Exercise with a view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

A great hike, challenging if you're from flat lands. Great views of the island and Waikiki. Nice food truck at the bottom. Gentleman hands out wet towels after you hike and will refill your water bottle with ice.

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“Spectacular view, absolutely breathtaking.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It's definitely a "hike" but well worth getting to see the view. I would suggest going first thing in the morning to avoid the afternoon heat. Wear sunscreen because there's not much shade. Definitely bring a camera.

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Dallas, Texas
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“Diamond Head!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a wonderful hike with spectacular views! The hike is not too long, but it can be strenuous, as it is pretty steep towards the end. Take your time, and rest if you need to. Bring good shoes, sunscreen, plenty of water, and of course, your camera. Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with a nice breeze and amazing views!!!

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“Diamond Head view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Famous sight worth the effort to climb up there...unique view I could even meditate or go back in time imagining when the Japanese attacked....

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